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Summer 2009
In this edition of Short & Sweet, we look at a number of factors driving sugar demand growth, look at the drivers of the global increase in sugar pricing and check in on weather and crop conditions.

Special Edition – Spring 2009
In this edition of Short & Sweet, we provide an at-a-glance overview of the four, dynamic factors that comprise sugar market estimates. And then, we apply that information to a real-life example — the upcoming U.S. beet sugar crop and the production we expect to see from it.

Spring 2009
In this issue, we look at sugar imports and what we might expect to see for the rest of the year. Looking to save money in this tight economy? Learn five tips you can use to keep sugar costs as low as possible. Read how the recession is actually helping certain parts of the food and beverage sector succeed. Plus, our regular look at weather and crop conditions, including how this winter's cold weather might affect the upcoming sugar beet processing season.

Special Edition – Fall 2008
In this issue, we're taking a close look at the state of the sugar market in the U.S this fall. In challenging economic times, we know that our customers have heightened interest in market conditions for the commodities in which they trade and that more information is always better for planning and making purchasing decisions. Drawing on market reports and the latest industry news, we’ve compiled this special report on what we know best -- what's happening with the U.S. sugar supply now, why the supply is tight, and a bit about what might happen next.

Fall 2008
In this issue, we examine the topic of sustainability. We know it’s an important initiative for many of our customers and United Sugars’ is equally committed. Tied to this subject, we report on the planned usage of GMO sugar beet seeds for the upcoming planting season and the benefits of using genetically modified sugar beet seeds. Read more on our continued watch of trade relations between U.S. and Mexico and how the opening of restrictions has affected sugar trade between the two countries. And while weather conditions this year have been relatively stable, find out how other commodity crops are affecting the 2008 planting intentions for sugar crops.

Summer 2008
In our Summer 2008 issue we look at the underlying factors that are affecting sugar production and have supply forecasts dropping. Then, building on previous articles, another beverage bottler has switched from high fructose corn syrup to real sugar, leading us to look at the definition of natural as it pertains to food and beverage products. And don’t forget to take our Sugar I.Q. test - filled with facts and figures sure to impress your friends and co-workers.

Spring 2008
In this issue, we examine the topic of sustainability. We know it's an important initiative for many of our customers and United Sugars' is equally committed. Tied to this subject, we report on the planned usage of GMO sugar beet seeds for the upcoming planting season and the benefits of using genetically modified sugar beet seeds. Read more on our continued watch of trade relations between U.S. and Mexico and how the opening of restrictions has affected sugar trade between the two countries. And while weather conditions this year have been relatively stable, find out how other commodity crops are affecting the 2008 planting intentions for sugar crops. Lastly, test your sugar knowledge with a new challenging set of Sugar IQ questions.

Winter 2008
In this issue, we provide helpful storage and unloading information that will increase your sugar yield and decrease wasted sugar. We also look at a recent study that reports new products that make the claim to have no high fructose corn syrup are on the rise. Find out how this impacts the overall sweetener industry. On a similar topic we share a recent news story that compares baking with sugar to baking with Splenda®. And fall means harvest time, so learn what regions are wrapping up their harvest and where the growers are just starting. It's information that leads us to all the latest on the weather and crop report.

Summer 2007
In our Summer 2007 issue we take a look at how the market is shaping up for 2008. We review and discuss the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and the factors that may cause changes in future WASDE reports, including the size of the Mexican crop, biofuels, and the weather. We also briefly review how the new Farm Bill could affect the industry in 2008.

Spring 2007
In this issue, we examine the many influences that all tie back to the sugar industry and trade between Mexico and the U.S. Then, whether you’re a manufacturer of grocery products, a bottler of soda, the primary shopper in your house, or all of the above, it’s a good bet you may be confused about the food labeling term, “Natural.” We have some insight on why “natural” is not clearly defined. We’ll share all the latest on beet storage conditions and the expectations for the planting season. And lastly, we have some sugar facts and sugar trivia to further expand your sugar knowledge.

Winter 2007
In our Winter 2007 issue, we provide further observations on how changing trade agreements with Mexico affect the U.S. sugar market. We also report on the announcement from Jones Soda Co. that they’ll be manufacturing a new soda line that contains real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. In our continued focus to bring our customers the best customer service, we discuss factors such as rail car demand and accurate forecasting and how improvements in these areas can lead to time efficiencies and lower costs for our customers. In this edition, the weather and crop report looks at the fluctuating season temperatures and what that means for the beet and cane crops. Lastly, our regular features, Sugar Facts and Sugar IQ, allow you to build on your ever-growing knowledge of sugar.

Fall 2006
In our Fall 2006 issue, we discuss the many factors affecting the trade of sugar between Mexico and the United States. We give credit to our highly-ranked customer service department, a group that has consistently shown how to start and grow solid customer relationships. Looking at Clewiston, a major investment in the drying and cooling system has improved the flowability of sugar. Then the ever-popular weather and crop report looks at the bumper crops and the risks involved for this year’s beet storage. Along with our regular features, the weather and crop report and Sugar IQ, we've added another feature article titled Sugar Facts. Sugar has a long and dynamic background, so we’re pleased to share its role in history.

Summer 2006
In this issue, we look back at the causes of the 2005 supply shortages and share the steps that we’re taking to reduce supply shortages this year. We examine a USDA report that outlines the feasibility of converting sugar to ethanol in the U.S. Our weather and crop report studies drought and hurricane forecasts and reviews just how these weather conditions affected 2005 crops. Finally, read about the continuing trend of consumer preference for sugar over artificial sweeteners, and don’t forget to test your Sugar IQ with our quiz!

Spring 2006
In this issue, we look at a recent study conducted by the Sugar Association that tells us exactly why consumers prefer real sugar. We reveal the reasons sugar seemed to be in short supply last fall and suggest a way to avoid the same problem this year. And the next time someone wants to debate the pros and cons of domestic vs. imported sugar, we supply you with solid reasoning to bring to the discussion. We track the progress of the Clewiston facility and you’ll be amazed at the resources required for this project. Still looking to add to your wealth of knowledge? Then be sure to take the most recent sugar trivia challenge and find out just how educated you are on topics related to the sugar industry.

Winter 2006
In this issue, find out how well the cane refining facilities in Clewiston, Florida has been doing despite challenges from Mother Nature. Want to find out all the benefits that come with rail-truck transfer facilities? Read on to find out more about how rail-truck transfer can help you. Wondering how sticking to your contract can help United Sugars save money? We’ll tell you. We’ll also give you the latest report on beet and cane crop conditions. Tired of sugar being to blame for inattentive and hyperactive kids? We have done our research and are ready to bust this food myth. And finally, put your industry knowledge to the test with our sugar trivia.